Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.


Midsumma Festival

The festival returns with 200+ events showcasing queer culture and spectacular performances.



Be immersed in four shipping container experiences: Séance, Flight, Coma and Eulogy.


Summer Films

Catch a free film on the big screen at Fed Square this summer.


Live at the Bowl

Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.

Darren Hayes

Enjoy a live concert from singer and songwriter Darren Hayes.


Summer of Play

Celebrate sunny days and balmy nights at Melbourne Museum.

Walsh Street Guided Tour

Explore Robin Boyd’s iconic residence at 290 Walsh Street on a guided tour.

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home

Learn how to grow mushrooms during Sustainable Living Festival Month

tick, tick...BOOM!

Australian premiere of the pop rock off-Broadway musical tick, tick...BOOM!

WNBL: Southside Flyers v Sydney Flames

Lauren Jackson and the Southside Flyers play the first ever WNBL game at John Cain Arena.


NGV Friday Nights: Alexander McQueen

Friday nights inspired by '90s London and the exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse.


NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom

An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.


THE LUME Melbourne

Enter the world of Monet and Friends – an epic adventure into French Impressionism.


The Phantom of the Opera

Experience the phenomenon when the spectacular new production comes to Melbourne.


Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

The first major Australian exhibition to explore the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.



Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.


Naadohbii: To Draw Water

An exhibition of First Peoples contemporary art from Canada, NZ and Australia.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.


Bottomless Brunch Afloat

Enjoy a two-hour bottomless brunch cruise along the Yarra River.

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that have been transformed by over 80 creatives.


Jewellery and Body Adornment from the NGV Collection

Explore this exquisite selection of jewellery and body adornment from antiquity to the present day.


Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.


Defending With Pride

An exhibition revealing stories of LGBTQ+ service.

Summer Paradiso

Moon Dog Brewing has teamed up with Arts Centre Melbourne to launch a new pop-up bar.


Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

Don't miss out on cult classics, blockbusters and family favourites under the stars.



Step into an an immersive, interactive space-themed game.

Yoga at THE LUME Melbourne

Join Happy Melon Studios for an immersive and multi-sensory yoga experience at THE LUME.


China – The Past is Present

Highlights from the NGV’s collections of Chinese art and design.

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The Rest is Up To You

Step inside the world of Melbourne Fringe and experience 40 years of festival history.

Basement Comedy Club: Nazeem Hussain, Lehmo and More

Big Friday and Saturday shows with comedians and surprise guests.

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

Gin-dulgent High Tea with Chef Sigrid

Take your seat for a guided gin high tea like no other.



An immersive, multi-sensory installation adorned with Rone’s haunting signature murals.


Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.


Carlton Aperitivo Tour

Indulge in the much-loved aperitivo tradition on a tour of Melbourne's 'Little Italy'.


Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.


The Global Life of Design

Explore how global trade and supply chains have influenced international design into the modern day.


Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work

Find out about the work of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, and a phrenologist.

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